Our online application still has the status "waiting for verification" after 3.5 weeks, but we have our visas. We got them in Batumi, after two weeks of waiting. We were told there that they don't use this online system so it's no problem that we started that procedure already.Dorenda wrote:I'm interested to hear any recent experiences with the e-visa system, cause we also tried to use it today, but the embassies/consulates were we could go were missing (Batumi/Tbilisi/Yerevan). In the end we picked another one, and when we will be in Batumi, we'll go to the consulate to ask if the number that we are now waiting for can be used or if it has to be cancelled and we have to start the traditional procedure, or still something else...
Documents needed: passport, (colour) copy of passport, passport photograph and filled in application form (including data about a ho(s)tel reservation with room number and reservation number). No LOI needed. Actually our reservation was not even finalised, and we just wrote "female dorm" / "male dorm" instead of a room number, because we didn't get any number from the hostel where we started a booking.
They send the application to Teheran to be processed and the consul told us it would take 1-2 weeks before they get the answer. They got it exactly after two weeks.
When we came to pick it up, we got a little paper with their bank account number, and we had to pay €75 each (Dutch and Polish citizen) to that account at the TBC bank which is a few hundreds of meters away. We received the passports back with the visa the same afternoon (when the consulate is actually closed).